A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico



  Bosque School

Patrick Dougherty
October 5 – 23

Combining his carpentry skills with his love for nature, Patrick Dougherty began to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. In 1982 his first work, MapleBodyWrap was included in the North Carolina Biennial Artists' Exhibition sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art. In the following year, he had his first one person show entitled, Waiting It Out In Maple at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His work quickly evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environments which required saplings by the truckloads. During the last two decades, he has built over 150 works throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Guest artist Patrick Dougherty from North Carolina created a site-specific work on the grounds of the school adjoining the Rio Grande Valley State Park, using willow saplings harvested from the site and involving the students and teachers in the process. This project is coordinated by Kathleen Shields. Bosque School has also developed a curriculum for their students inspired by the work of Aldo Leopold in conjunction with the year-long Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration.

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 4pm
in Budhager Hall at Bosque School
Artist Talk with Patrick Dougherty

For more information about Patrick Dougherty visit www.stickwork.net

For more information about Bosque School visit www.bosqueschool.org

Bosque School
4000 Learning Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
t. 505-898-6388

Patrick Dougherty, Close Ties
Brahan Estate, Dingwall, Scottish Highland
Photographer: Fin Macrae


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